My wife and I dined here on 9 AUG on our anniversary. The restaurant is unassumingly located in a store front on busy Mack avenue. The interior is decently decorated, with seating at the bar in front of the open kitchen. The dining room is not very large, enough for two waiters to handle. It is pleasant but does not have a lot of ambiance. Wait service was polite and attentive without being fussy. Bucci’s bills itself as a ‘ristorante’, that is, as an Italian restaurant, but actually it is better described as an Italian-American restaurant given its menu and order of service. Many of the items on the menu are not particularly Italian: e.g., ‘seared’ scallops, perch, ‘seared’ Atlantic salmon, filet mignon, etc.; the only thing Italian about the chicken bella from its description on the menu appears to be the word ‘bella’ . “Linguine con le vongole” gets americanized as “Linguine clams” and so forth. Perhaps the many pasta dishes or the veal dishes are more authentic. Our meals were well prepared and presentation was tasteful, but they were nothing to write home about. The size of the meals is European, that is, modest (which is fine for my wife and me) but do not expect here the enormous mounds of food many American restaurants heap on your plates. The restaurant’s dining room quickly filled up after we arrived, on a week night, indicating that it is a popular venue. Some small negatives: they were stingy with the bread (one small piece each) and we had to ask for some more; the minestrone soup I ordered came to the table lukewarm and was quite bland and ordinary. Would we dine here again? Probably not, as there are other fine restaurants close by in the area, with considerably more ambiance, with quite similar or more ambitious menus similarly priced – and, in my view at least, with better wine lists.
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